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Diving and flying

Discussion in 'Decompression Theory' started by Sbiriguda, Dec 3, 2020.

  1. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    So you can get a Medivac flight from some remote non-UK site to some non-UK chamber, and your NHS will cover those costs?
     
  2. Edward3c

    Edward3c Instructor, Scuba

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    No, only applies within the U.K.
     
  3. GJC

    GJC Solo Diver

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    Instead of "in civil countries, not in the USA" which in the USA would be interpreted more as how people generally treat each other, the terms "universal health care" or "national health care" vs "privatized health care" would more specifically describe a country's health care system.
     
  4. GJC

    GJC Solo Diver

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    Helping you with your English again:

    I think "medical expenses" would be a better description than "sanitary expenses"
     
  5. Angelo Farina

    Angelo Farina Marine Scientist

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    Thanks to all helping me. I am learning a lot here on SB. Not just about diving, also about language and cultural differences.
    I apologize for when I misuse some words.
    I never wanted to offend anyone...
     
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  6. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Contributor

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    If I understand correctly your remark, sanitary expenses would mean something like "money you pay for toilets or napkins" more or less
    That's another "false friend" word LOL
     
  7. GJC

    GJC Solo Diver

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    Correct. And may be understood as including soap, paper towels, cleaning disinfectants, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, and some medical supplies.
     
  8. Damselfish

    Damselfish ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    I didn't see it mentioned, but mixing free diving and scuba too closely is not considered a great idea either.
     
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  9. Angelo Farina

    Angelo Farina Marine Scientist

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    I remember of some cases of DCS occurring to free divers during the survey on sites where spearfishing competitions had to be held in the following days.
    The survey was often conducted with help of small inflatable boat, and a device called "underwater wing": a wooden table with a long rope, used as a flap while being pulled at reasonable speed by the boat.
    With such a device, even a mediocre free diver, as me, can reach considerable depths (20-25 meters) in just 4-5 seconds, spend more than one minute down, and then surface very quickly.
    A few breaths, and down again.
    This practice caused a number of accidents, so it was forbidden.
    So I can see how freediving can cause a significant amount of Nitrogen to get dissolved in your tissues.
    Before a flight, I would much prefer to use a CC oxygen rebreather at 6m for one hour, than freediving up and down for one hour breathing air...
     
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  10. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Contributor

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    In my case I don't go freediving alone and given my best half doesn't do freediving i don't like the idea when i am abroad. Mostly i Just Do snorkeling
     

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